International Education Week (IEW) will be held October 19–23, 2015.
IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to
study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.
In observance of IEW, the IUP OIE, with funding from the IUP Student Cooperative Association and in collaboration with other IUP offices, is hosting a variety of events to promote cross-cultural understanding and appreciation of differences within our
The IUP OIE will collect donations at several events throughout the week for the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to benefit Syrian refugees. Due to the conflict in Syria, over 4 million Syrians have sought refuge in neighboring countries. UNHCR provides
basic and necessary humanitarian aid for Syrian refugees and helps the most vulnerable refugees with urgently needed relief—cash for medicine and food, stoves and fuel for heating, insulation for tents, thermal blankets and winter clothing.
This year, the IUP OIE is hosting a social media campaign to highlight IUP faculty and staff who have impacted our international and education abroad communities. The IUP OIE invites international and returning education abroad students to take a photo with a
faculty or staff member who has played an influential role in their time at IUP or their decision to seek education abroad. In their photos, students, faculty, and staff should hold a sign with the hashtag #MakeADifference. Students should send their photos and a brief description of why they chose the
individual that they did to
firstname.lastname@example.org. The IUP OIE will feature the images online throughout the week and at International Lunch Hour on Monday, October 19.
Please join us in celebrating this year’s International Education Week. All events celebrating International Education Week are free and open to the community, unless otherwise noted.
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